August 11, 2020 at 8:05 am #78920YourselfParticipant
Orbit?! Anything? A yes or no or still working on it would be nice. There are a lot of people asking the same question.Spread the love!August 27, 2020 at 12:20 am #78959
Any update to this yet? Just over 11 months, and no update.
My friend got a new system (different brand) where he can control battery powered solenoids from his phone. They talk to each other. This will be a substitute product for B-Hyve if this feature isn’t added.Spread the love!August 27, 2020 at 8:33 am #78961aaron the green manParticipant
Sadly, it appears Orbit has simply given up on this one or no longer cares enough to support/respond to their user community forum.
Despite owning 8 timers; I will probably migrate to a different system given the lack of response to this issue. Disappointing.Spread the love!August 27, 2020 at 8:38 am #78962rydensParticipant
Agree – it might be time to move to another as the software has not improved. Any recommendations?Spread the love!August 27, 2020 at 8:48 am #78963dbkokoszParticipant
This whole thing makes me so sad! I am “new” to this, just owning 2 and only in the last couple of months.
But HEY ORBIT!!!! Don’t you even care anymore???Spread the love!August 27, 2020 at 11:57 am #78964WheelsParticipant
Well I guess we all start looking at options and report back in this forum. If orbit takes these down… then we know they are active. Just not Passionate. Big bummer. When I purchase a home with a sprinkler system. I know I won’t choose orbit based off just this support forum. If you at least gave status updates I would be okay “hanging in there” as I work in IT. What every your programmers give as a status update each week, make it dumber down and post it here. It would show your trying. But no response after multiple “no eta, but we’re working on it” after multiple years. Not a fan. Who wants to buy my 7 timers and “hub”?Spread the love!September 7, 2020 at 9:56 pm #78975
@Wheels, Hunter are offering battery powered solenoids now. Check out the Hunter Node Controller. My friend just got it installed, he can bluetooth control his battery powered solenoids. There were no battery powered solenoids when I invested in these faucets, and I couldn’t get wires or new irrigation piping to some garden beds. Could only (for practicable purposes) use existing garden water outlets. Not sure about a full comparison, but I’m 100% confident it wouldn’t put multiple zones on at the same time as the solenoids are linked into the one controller. I have so much dead time from rest periods during my watering (sloped gardens).Spread the love!November 23, 2020 at 8:57 pm #79023
I’m getting ready to do my back yard now, I’ll need 3 or 4 extra zones. The simple expansion to my irrigation will be to plan for these 4 zones based on the advice from Orbit that it’s their top priority to have the faucet taps operating as Zone controllers, as opposed to independent systems.
That was now 14 months ago, with zero updates since.
Orbit, I’d just really like to know, for my planning of what I buy next month in preparation for the installation. Are you still doing this, or should I go to the effort to install a solenoid system for the back yard?Spread the love!May 19, 2021 at 10:46 am #79109lannister80Participant
It’s been almost another year. @Stephen, any updates?Spread the love!May 19, 2021 at 11:12 am #79110YourselfParticipant
Yeah… it’s not looking good. I just yesterday put out my timers for this year. The app is redone, well, a new layout at least but no movement on the issues.
It seems “top projects” and “sooner rather than later” were just fluff.
SucksSpread the love!May 20, 2021 at 1:06 am #79113
bumpSpread the love!June 3, 2021 at 7:17 am #79129knoxtnusaParticipant
If they are listening, they are ignoring.Spread the love!June 3, 2021 at 8:44 am #79130dbkokoszParticipant
Hey TOBAMMANN!!!! What’s the solenoid brand yer friend uses? Is it still the brand and model to get? As it seems Orbit/bHyve is not listening. Thanks!Spread the love!June 3, 2021 at 5:59 pm #79131
Hi dbkokosz, I can’t remember which one it is of these three that prevents simultaneous watering, but one of these three:
– Hunter BTT Bluetooth
– LinkTap G2
– Holman WX1
Of course, all have their pros and cons, but LinkTap show an image of how they handle sequential watering:
https://www.link-tap.com/#!/ Scroll a third of the way down, image on the left.
I can’t see that BHyve has much to offer over the LInkTap, but I’m sure there might be a few things.Spread the love!
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